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that nelson mandela is close to death, his family says he is at home doing well following gallstone surgery. robyn curnow spoke to mandela's granddaughter a short while ago and i asked what else she learned about nelson mandela's health. >> this is the first time we've heard from anybody close to nelson mandela since he was hospitalizeded in early december. there's been secrecy about his condition so no doubt many will be relieved to hear his granddaughter say he's cheerful in good spirits. sitting up, waving at the kids, smiling at the kid is, very alert. >> his granddaughter addressed the rumors nelson mandela was sent home by his doctors to die. she says this was not the case and the family and nelson mandela deserved both privacy and respect. >> thank you. >>> our fifth story "outfront" tonight. before a big fight, boxer mohammad ali used to say, we're going to get it on because we don't get along. and the same is true in political rivalries today. after a bruising election year, our station's star politicians are getting ready for new fights in the 2013. they're dusting off their glove
's ultimate foot soldiers. former south african president nelson mandela was released from the hospital wednesday. the 94-year-old nobel peace prize winner remains an international icon. now a whole new generation of foot soldiers is being introduced to mandela's legacy through an exhibit at the international center of photography in new york. it's called "rise and fall of apartheid" photography and the bureaucracy of everyday life. take a look. >> i'm mark robins, the director of the international center of photography in new york. apartheid existed for all of my life and was something that existed as a fact. and i think part of what's so interesting in the exhibition is we look at the way in which apartheid was so completely normalized in the day-to-day life in south africa. i was just watching the footage of nelson mandela being freed in 1990. it's a very moving piece of footage. so mandela is a symbol of that freedom for the entire country. history often seems like it happened to somebody else a long time ago and no longer has any relevance. >> seeing the pictures you're like wow, y
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